Where to Go in Mayfair, According to a Local
Collected by Afar Magazine
Nick English, cofounder of British watch company Bremont, shares his favorite spots in Mayfair, London’s haven of sophistication. This appeared in the October issue of AFAR.
35 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JD, UK
“This company is more than a century old and makes beautiful handmade luggage," says Nick English, co-founder of British watch company Bremont. "I like Globe-Trotter’s carry-on size, because I rarely check my bags when I travel. The hard case...
51 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0QJ, UK
“Here’s the most special of all the shopping arcades in Mayfair," explains Nick English. "Burlington has a narrow hall with secondhand jewelry shops, antique watch stores, and cashmere vendors on either side. Don’t miss the Linley boutique for its...
Westminster, Mayfair, London W1J 5AX, UK
“Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, and other luxury car companies have showrooms in this town square, which dates to the mid-18th century and is shaded by trees. There are lovely art galleries and auction houses such as Phillips nearby," says Nick...
James Purdey & Sons Ltd, 57-58 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2ED, UK
“Across the way from Bremont is one of Britain’s oldest and most famous gunmakers. Purdey makes each component by hand, a process that can take two years. Wooden cabinets display their own handiwork, along with other antique pieces," explains Nick...
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, UK
“In Hyde Park, near the Serpentine Gallery, there’s a big lake called the Serpentine, which you wouldn’t necessarily know about if you’re not from London," Nick English divulges. "It’s a great place to have a picnic or rent pedal boats. You’ll...
16 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PL, UK
“Savile Row is a renowned street for men’s clothing, and each tailor has a unique style," explains Nick English. "It can be easy to buy something that’s slightly dated, but Patrick Grant, owner and creative director of Norton & Sons, has a good...
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